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11/17/2014

11/17/2014

Teachers may leave for larger districts, but it was usually because the school they left for was their hometown school.

11/17/2014

An unannounced “active shooter drill” at a Florida middle school left teachers and students frightened and confused, and has angered parents who say police and administrators terrified their children.

11/17/2014

Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation released a final report on the successes, challenges and lessons of a highly competitive United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant awarded to the Poughkeepsie City School District for a two and-a-half year period, from December 2012 through May.

11/17/2014

Ohio State University’s new athletic-training and medical-services agreement with Upper Arlington schools is upping the ante in the bidding war among central Ohio’s hospital systems, which are seeking greater access to high-school athletes and their families.

11/17/2014

In a change educators say will allow them to better measure student learning, the Selah School District is replacing traditional letter grades with a four-point number system at some of its schools.

11/17/2014

More than 21 percent of families lack health insurance, more than a three percentage point increase from last year. Yet every day, more than 12,300 students across Mississippi attend school in a district with no nurse.

11/14/2014

11/14/2014

LGBT high school students in Maryland constantly hear derogatory remarks and are often verbally, physically and sexually harassed and assaulted by their classmates, according to a 2013 survey of LGBT secondary students. Fewer than half report the abuse.

11/14/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission approved Maine Virtual Academy, the state’s second virtual charter school. The school, which will contract with K12 Inc., will enable students to take courses online and communicate with teachers through email, phone calls and online meetings.

11/14/2014

An Iowa student's refusal to be weighed sparked a weight-related debate and prompted the school district to suspend weighing students as part of a measure to determine their body mass index, a common health assessment tool in schools across the country.

11/14/2014

Thousands of high school seniors from Boulder to the Denver suburbs are skipping new state-mandated science and social studies tests, the latest flare-up in an escalating battle over Colorado's standardized tests. The no-shows in some of the state's highest-performing and wealthiest districts come amid growing anxiety about overtesting.

11/14/2014

Impact One has organized a new in-school gang intervention program called “School Changers.” The group has teamed with three schools — Omaha North, Omaha South High School and Blackburn High School to identify the highest-risk youth, potential gang leaders, and pay them to change.

11/14/2014

The Baldwin County school board has identified $350 million in capital needs over the next decade, and will ask voters to go to the polls in March to approve an 8-mill tax increase to help fund it.

11/14/2014

The state Senate’s education committee endorsed a bill that would direct the New Jersey Department of Education to study the idea of requiring middle and high schools to start their days after 8:30 a.m. and the positive and negative impacts on districts and families.

11/13/2014

11/13/2014

Houston ISD leaders are preparing to give children as young as four the opportunity to learn Arabic, as understanding of the language has become increasingly important in business and government. The school board will vote to open one of the nation's first Arabic immersion elementary schools.

11/13/2014

An additional $250 million for is up for grabs for public schools to expand college and career readiness programs for students. Through pathways, schools connect students to regional employers. The second round of funding of the California Career Pathways Trust will be distributed to select recipients next year.

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